Help us raise awareness of vasculitis.
Since The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation was founded, we’ve been working hard to raise awareness of vasculitis. We don’t want what happened to Lauren to happen to anyone else – which means it’s vital we make everyone aware of what vasculitis is and what it means.
And we’ve come a long way in our drive for awareness. Our educational initiatives, awareness campaigns, fundraising and events have made people take note.
But although it’s good that we’ve come so far, we still have a long way to go to increase awareness of vasculitis.
Vasculitis is still relatively unknown – and because it’s quite rare, the chances are that you or anyone else only becomes aware of it when they have a diagnosis, or know someone who has.
So while we push to raise awareness with campaigns, and provide information for patients and healthcare professionals, we would really appreciate it if you could help us in our efforts. Because with more awareness comes quicker diagnosis, better patient outcomes and – ultimately – a cure.
Thank you for helping us.
Follow us on social media, share our posts and feel free to use any of the materials on this page to help us tell more people about vasculitis.
Raising awareness about vasculitis is very important to us. We know only too well that awareness is the difference between life or death. Vasculitis diagnosed and treated early offers a good prognosis, which is why we fund campaigns to raise the profile of the disease.
Vasculitis GP Campaign
In 2018, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation launched a UK campaign with Dr Hilary Jones which focussed on awareness and education for GP and Primary Care staff. The charity produced a series of GP e-learning modules on vasculitis, linked to professional CPD, in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. This was the first GP awareness campaign linked to professional development for vasculitis. In raising awareness and education with GPs, we have the opportunity to raise the profile of vasculitis, diagnose vasculitis sooner and in doing so save lives and improve the outcomes of patients.
Dr Hilary Jones and LCTF worked together to produce an awareness video for vasculitis. The video was presented online and supplied to GP surgeries and hospitals.
Dr Hilary Jones has provided several awareness messages for the charity. A recognised face on television and Patron of LCTF, Dr Hilary’s continued support and advocacy for what the charity stands for is extremely valued and appreciated.
A Vasculitis Awareness video funded by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, featuring Dr Hilary Jones, to raise awareness within the general public of vasculitis through social media and online circulation. The video has also been used to raise awareness with GPs, Consultant Rheumatologists and Consultants Nephrologists at medical exhibitions and lectures.
LCTF was the first – and only – UK vasculitis charity to fund a TV advertising campaign for vasculitis. The ‘Join the Dots’ campaign was launched in October 2016 and coincided with the launch of Vasculitis Scotland.
As well as TV the campaign also ran online and on social media, and was viewed by 750,000 people. To date, there has not been any other global TV awareness of vasculitis.
Social Media campaign graphics
We’ve developed a whole load of materials for our social media channels, to support campaigns and occasions such as Vasculitis Awareness Day.
Rather than have these just used once, we’re happy for you to use and share them to help spread the word about vasculitis.
Campaigns 2021 & 2022
We ran awareness campaigns using radio and social media advertising in both 2021 and 2022. The 2021 campaign ran for a month March/April, with two weeks of radio ads on Capital FM and Northsound, and 4 weeks of advertising on Facebook reinforced by messaging on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The 2022 campaign ran for over 2 weeks on Capital FM May-June 2022, and was supported by social media.
Radio awareness campaign 2018
LCTF 2018 Vasculitis Awareness Advert on Smooth Radio Scotland. The Ad was on air for two weeks.
Awareness is very important to LCTF as it is the difference between life or death as we know only too well. Vasculitis diagnosed and treated early offers a good prognosis so that is why we regularly fund campaigns to raise the public profile of the disease.
Radio campaign 2015
In 2015, LCTF used radio to promote the Vasculitis Awareness 5k walk and screening of the original movie in the Twilight saga. This double event acted as a fundraiser for the charity as well as a strong awareness message for vasculitis across Scotland.
See our fundraising and awareness events.
The support we offer and how to access it.
More information on vasculitis and treatment.